Teaching and Student Learning

Find out about writing learning outcomes, developing rubrics, assessing soft skills and a number of other assessment topics here.

The Teaching Partners program is a voluntary, confidential opportunity for instructors who want to enhance their teaching through peer observation and feedback. 

Observing the class of another instructor can be a valuable learning opportunity for any educator, as part of a process of continual teaching improvement. Go here for faculty resources on this topic for our campus.

Tips for getting your semester of teaching off to a great start.

Go here for some Frequently Asked Questions about end of course evaluations.

Looking for other ways to document your teaching? Go to Documenting Teaching.

The Instructional Services  division of Educational Technology  often works in collaboration with CAFE and offers classroom assistance from a team of instructional designers who have advanced degrees in education. They assist with consultations, workshops, course design or redesign, content development, mid-term feedback and other faculty resources. Go here for a video overview of services offered, including assistance with distance and online teaching. Contact Julie Phelps for more information.

Archived workshop information on a variety of topics is available here

Go here for additional workshop resources on creativity and active learning.

Educational research suggests that mid-semester feedback sessions can lead to better instructor evaluations at the end of the semester.  Go here for more information on this free service.

The CERTI committee is a group of faculty and staff at Missouri S&T committed to enabling the continual improvement of the Missouri S&T learning environment through emphasizing collaborative, experiential, and technology-enhanced teaching practices.

The CAFE office houses a small library of books about teaching and learning. Go here to find out more or stop by Norwood 207 to borrow a book.

There are a number of resources available to help students succeed academically, including the Learning Enhancements Across Disciplines (LEAD) program, the Burns-McDonnell Student Success Center, the Writing Center, and the Student Veterans Resource Center. Other resources for students include the Undergraduate Advising office, Academic Support Office and Student Disablility Services.

Go here for simple tips to help students develop better study habits. 

Go here for resources on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, such as journals, conferences and a research guide.